These features will be added to the base game via de 1.8 (Čapek) patch meaning that they are free for all players and function without the need of the forthcoming DLC.
* Revamped election mechanics
. Democratic governments no longer get to choose their leader from a pool of active [[leaders]], instead they will be centered around [[factions]]. Candidates are now representatives of factions and by taking into account the [[Species rights#Citizenship|citizenship]] status of [[pops]], the odds of a candidate winning an election is determined by the amount of support a faction has throughout the [[empire]].
== Dev diaries ==